Coptic Christians

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

President had ordered strikes against terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

May 27, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians, who were travelling in a bus and other vehicles.  

May 26, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Pressed in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State lashes out in Egypt

The twin bombings of churches in Egypt suggest that Islamic State group jihadists are lashing out as they find themselves coming under increasing pressure in Iraq and Syria, analysts say.

Apr 10, 2017, 09:09 AM IST
Bombings at two Egyptian churches leave more than 35 dead

Bombings at two Egyptian churches leave more than 35 dead

Bombings at two Egyptian churches killed more than 35 people as they gathered to mark Palm Sunday, officials said, in one of the deadliest recent attacks on the country`s Coptic Christians.

Apr 09, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Heartbreak engulfs families of beheaded Egypt Christians

Sobs filled the roofless church of a poor village in southern Egypt Monday as funeral prayers were said by the families of 13 Coptic Christians beheaded in Libya by jihadists.

Feb 16, 2015, 23:36 PM IST

UAE backs strong Egypt response to Libya beheadings video

The United Arab Emirates expressed backing Monday for a strong Egyptian response to video released by the Islamic State group in Libya purporting to show its beheading of 21 Coptic Christians.

Feb 16, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Egypt warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Libya in revenge for mass beheading of Christians

In wake of mass beheading of 21 Coptic Christians at the hands of the Islamic State, Egyptian warplanes reacted quickly, bombing ISIS targets in Libya, its military said on Monday.

Feb 16, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

Islam`s Al-Azhar slams Egyptian Copts` `barbaric` killing

Sunni Islam`s top body, Al-Azhar, on Sunday condemned the "barbaric" beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya shown by the Islamic State group in a video posted online.

Feb 16, 2015, 05:00 AM IST
Video shows mass beheading of Christians, Egypt responds by bombing ISIS in Libya

Video shows mass beheading of Christians, Egypt responds by bombing ISIS in Libya

Flaunting its latest atrocious act, the Islamic State has released a new video showing the beheading of tens of Egyptian Christians in Libya, who were abducted by the extremists last year.

Feb 16, 2015, 04:44 AM IST

Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: Govt

 Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday.

Jan 04, 2015, 00:39 AM IST

Christian, Muslim clash in Egypt leaves 15 wounded

Egyptian security officials say a clash between Christians and Muslims that saw homes and a church burned in a southern city have left 15 people wounded.

Aug 11, 2013, 23:51 PM IST

Clashes after funeral of Egypt Coptic Christians

Clashes broke out on Sunday outside the Egyptian capital`s Coptic cathedral after funeral prayers were held for four Christians killed in sectarian clashes, witnesses said.

Apr 07, 2013, 22:13 PM IST

7 Egyptian Christians sentenced to death over anti-Islam film

The Cairo Criminal Court handed down the death penalty to the seven Egyptian Christians, including the film`s maker.

Nov 28, 2012, 18:51 PM IST

Hundreds march in Egypt to mourn slain Christians

Coptic Christianity in Egypt dates back to the first century and the language used in its liturgy can be traced to the speech of Egypt`s pharaohs.

Nov 12, 2011, 00:24 AM IST

Egyptian activist jailed for defying prosecutor

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd-el-Fatth,
who has been accused of inciting violence during an October 9 demonstration by Coptic Christians here, has been jailed for 15 days.

Nov 01, 2011, 12:21 PM IST

Egyptian police arrest 42 for arson, violence

Egyptian police arrested 42 people for allegedly indulging in arson and sectarian violence as communal clashes continued in the Nagaa Hammadi town.

Jan 11, 2010, 13:33 PM IST

Pope condemns murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday condemned the murder of six Coptic Christians in a January 6 attack in Egypt, and denounced violence against Christians.

Jan 10, 2010, 21:11 PM IST